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Former mayor of London and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson speaks during a visit to Reid Steel on a campaign stop in Christchurch, Britain, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Ex-London Mayor Upends Race For UK Prime Minister By Quitting

Johnson’s announcement, to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists and supporters, was the biggest political surprise since Prime Minister David Cameron quit on Friday, the morning after losing the referendum on British membership in the bloc.

June 30, 2016

United States Says No Plan To Raise Terror Alert Level After British Move

Washington (AFP) — The White House said Friday that it had no plans to raise terror alert levels in the United States, despite Britain’s decision to raise its threat level to “severe.” “I don’t anticipate at this point there is a plan to change that level,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, when asked whether […]

August 29, 2014

Britain Raises Security Threat From ‘Substantial’ To ‘Severe’

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Responding to recent events in Syria and Iraq, Britain has upgraded its security threat level to “severe,” the government announced Friday, meaning a terrorist attack there is “highly likely.” The nation’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, an independent body, made the determination based on its latest intelligence, officials said. This […]

August 29, 2014

U.K. PM’s Ex-Aide Coulson Jailed In Murdoch Hacking Case

London (AFP) – Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and one-time top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was jailed for 18 months on Friday for his role in the phone-hacking scandal that closed the tabloid. The sentence passed by a judge at the Old Bailey court in […]

July 4, 2014

Eurosceptic Parties Cause ‘Earthquake’ At EU Polls

Brussels (AFP) – France’s far-right National Front and Britain’s UKIP led a eurosceptic “earthquake” in EU parliamentary polls, sending shockwaves across Europe and beyond. The EU Parliament’s own projections early on Monday showed the extent of the anti-EU breakthrough, with eurosceptic parties set to win around 140 seats in the 751-seat assembly. The most emphatic […]

May 26, 2014